Engineering Technician - Section Head

  • Job Reference: SF58109
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Marine Engineer Section Head
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £36,620.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF58109


At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Marine Engineer Section Head at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Marine Engineer Section Head, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary, working within the Support Business in the delivery of complex deep maintenance periods for the Royal Navy's Landing ships.

Day-to-day, you'll conduct maintenance on a wide range of systems and act as the point of contact for those systems, liaising with external and internal stakeholders to deliver or coordinate trials as appropriate.

  • Maintaining mechanical and electrical systems and equipment
  • Engaging with outgoing and incoming ships staff teams to accept and handover equipment
  • Operate and Set To Work equipment and systems within the section
  • Identifying and rectifying defects
  • Accepting equipment from contractors ensuring that all contracted work is complete to the required standard

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.


Essential experience of the Marine Engineer Section Head:

  • An experienced Marine Engineer with a track record of successful section management and delivering change.
  • An excellent communicator you will be comfortable with written and verbal communications with the ability to interact at all levels.
  • You will have a good understanding of systems engineering and be agile and adaptable.
  • High voltage or heavy electrical system section experience is desirable.

Qualifications for the Marine Engineer Section Head:

  • HNC qualified or equivalent in an engineering specialisation with significant demonstrable experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • Potential to develop skills.

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 28/06/2024